What is Adaptiltm?
Adaptiltm is a synthetic copy of the natural appeasing pheromone mother dogs produce to comfort and reassure their puppies. It has been scientifically proven to help both puppies and adult dogs cope in stressful situations such as fireworks and loud noises associated with the party season.
Plugging in an Adaptiltm Diffuser will help reduce your dog's fearful response to fireworks and loud noises**. An AdaptilTM Diffuser should be plugged in near a den or room where your dog normally has its bed, around a week before any known firework night. This will allow the comforting pheromone to build up to effective levels and ensure the dog is as relaxed as possible before, during and after the firework period.
Do's and Don'ts of Firework Night for Dog Owners
- Do provide a den or hiding place where your dog can feel safe.
- Do walk your dog when it is light outside during fireworks season. This reduces the chances of your pet being outside when fireworks are let off.
- Do ignore fearful behaviour, such as panting, shaking and whining. Dogs can pick up on their owners' anxiety which can increase the problem.
- Do ensure your dog is inside the house and windows and doors are shut to prevent them from escaping.
- Don't punish your pet for excessive reactions to fireworks as this can make them more distressed.
- Do plug in an Adaptil diffuser into your dog's favourite room 48 hours prior to a fireworks party, which contains a synthetic copy of their natural pheromones to help increase the sense of security. An alternative could be to spray Adaptil on bedding or fit an Adaptil collar.
- Do provide distractions such as new toys and chews during fireworks season.
- Do stay in as much as possible with your pet during fireworks season as your normal habits will help them feel settled. The noise of the TV or music can also drown out the bangs.
- Do get your dog micro-chipped so that if they do run away, they can be traced when found.
- Do speak to your vet if you are concerned your dog may have developed a noise phobia and discuss appropriate medication well before Bonfire night.